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Charlemagne

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A very short biograpy for 2º Eso bilingual students

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Charlemagne

  1. 1. Charlemagne
  2. 2. Charlemagne <ul><li>Son of Pepin III </li></ul><ul><li>Ruled the kingdom of France with his brother. </li></ul><ul><li>Educated and raised as a Christian </li></ul>
  3. 3. Becoming a Ruler <ul><li>In 768 Pepin died </li></ul><ul><li>Charlemagne and his brother took over their father’s kingdom. </li></ul><ul><li>His brother died in 771 making him ruler of the Franks. </li></ul><ul><li>Immediately he sought to expand his empire. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Led his men into battle himself. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 feet 4 inches tall. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Emperor <ul><li>Forced people to become Christians. </li></ul><ul><li>Christmas Mass in 800, Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne emperor of former Roman Empire. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Emperor (cont.) <ul><li>He ruled all of western Europe except England and Scandinavia. </li></ul><ul><li>He issued commands called capitularies. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Covered everything from church matters to punishment. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>He promoted culture and learning. </li></ul><ul><li>He invited leading scholars to further educate clergy in his court. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervise the copying of classic Roman literature. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Originals have since been lost. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. He changed the course of history <ul><li>By beginning the Carolingian Renaissance </li></ul><ul><li>By spreading Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>By uniting almost all Europe </li></ul><ul><li>By protecting the Holy Roman Church </li></ul><ul><li>By documenting history </li></ul><ul><li>By turning enemies into friends </li></ul><ul><li>By using the feudal system </li></ul><ul><li>By introducing education </li></ul>
  7. 9. Palace and Chapel of Charlemagne 792 – 805 AD, Aachen

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